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MOSE flood barrier system protects Venice

The MOSE flood protection system has already prevented twice the city of Venice from flooding. MOSE (MOdulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico or Experimental Electromechanical Module) is a vast project t...

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USUCGER publishes report on the Survey of Geotechnical programs in the US

The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) Board has published a report focusing on the number of graduate degrees that were awarded in Geo-Engineering Pr...

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House collapses into large sinkhole in Russia

A residence collapsed due to a large sinkhole that opened in a Russian village. A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that is triggered by the failure of the surface layer. Most of them are caused...

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The Year in Infrastructure 2020: ACCELERATE - Digital Cities Webinar Series

Discover the latest digital twin technology advancements for increasing the sustainability, resiliency, and quality of life within campuses, cities, and regions. Learn how the capabilities and innova...

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The Year in Infrastructure 2020: ACCELERATE - Design Integration Webinar Series

Join Bentley’s design integration leadership team as they investigate how infrastructure companies are leveraging digital twins to add value to their operations. Learn how to use Bentley's comprehens...

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Finite Element Analysis Shootout: RS2 vs Plaxis vs DIANA

When it comes to selecting the right geotechnical software, functionality and precision are key factors. With the increasing complexity of problems, it’s imperative that the chosen software can gener...

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GRL Engineers New Gamma-Gamma Logging Service

GRL Engineers is now offering Gamma-Gamma Logging Service (GGL) in the United States. Gamma-Gamma Logging is a non-destructive test method used to assess the concrete integrity of drilled shafts thro...

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Geotechnical Engineering finalists for the Year in Infrastructure 2020 by Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced the...

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Bentley System announces availability of OpenGround Cloud: The secure, cloud-based collaboration platform for geotechnical data management

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, has announced the availability of OpenGround Cloud, a new cloud service that enables geotechnical professionals to access reliable geotechnical data for better engineer...

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Cloud-Based Remote Thermal Integrity Profiling

Pile Dynamics remote testing technologies for the deep foundation industry help keep projects moving safely during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all industries worldwide including...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Rigid Foundations

Introduction For rigid foundations, the analytical solutions of the elastic half-space approach are presented. A linear stress distribution is assumed, thus, whether the soil substratum is cohesive...

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3D Modeling of Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction: Case History at Fly Ash Silo, Maasvlakte Rotterdam

Note: This Case History was first presented in Plaxis Bulletin, Autumn issue 2013, by L.F.J. Bekken, and W.A. Nohl, Fugro GeoServices B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The initial publication can b...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction

Introduction The interaction between a foundation system and the underlying ground is the defining factor of the stress-dependent behavior of the subgrade soil, also known as soil subgrade react...

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Slope Inclinometers

Introduction Geotechnical instrumentation is a critical part of every construction project as it provides vital information about the in-situ behavior of the ground. Instrumentation met...

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Splitting Tensile Strength Test (Brazilian)

Introduction The Brazilian Test is a laboratory test conducted in rock mechanics to indirectly determine the tensile strength of rocks. The tensile strength of rock materials is an import...

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Point Load Test

Introduction Point Load (PL) is a test that aims at characterizing rock materials in terms of strength. It is an index test, meaning that it can be performed relatively quickly and without the...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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2020 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 20,000+ professionals and 900+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...